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Sky takeover ‘weekend showdown’

Sky takeover ‘weekend showdown’

On the basis that neither Twenty-First Century Fox nor Comcast have declared their offer final, such that either offer may be increased or otherwise revised, the UK’s Panel on Takeovers…

138 Indian channels continue to break rules

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has named and shamed 138 channels, in the news and non-news sectors, are showing more than 12 minutes of ads in any one hour. The…

Ofcom CEO: ‘Broadcasting regulation could tackle online harm’

Sharon White, CEO of UK communications regulator Ofcom, has suggested that the body’s experience of regulating broadcasting might be relevant to tackling online harm, as the Government considers possible legislation.…

Culture Secretary: Government will support PSBs

Culture Secretary: Government will support PSBs

Jeremy Wright, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has confirmed that the UK government will support Public Service Broadcasters to ensure they continue to thrive, and…

Spain: Telefónica sues Mediapro for football damages

Telefónica has filed a lawsuit against TV company Mediapro over the closure of the channels Canal Abono Fútbol and Canal Abono Fútbol 1 to the benefit of beIN La Liga,…

BBC DG calls for new investment

BBC DG calls for new investment

BBC Director General Tony Hall has suggested the Corporation needs new investment to enable it to continue to provide distinctive programmes and products, that reflect Britons’ experiences and outlook on…

VR Industry Forum: “Quality and interoperability key”

VR Industry Forum: “Quality and interoperability key”

Rob Koenon, the President of VR Industry Forum (VRIF), has said that creating a buoyant marketplace for VR in the future will depend on high-quality and interoperable services. Speaking during…

Ofcom calls for social media regulation

Ofcom, the media watchdog, has joined calls for independent internet regulation, following research warning that 21 per cent of Brits have been harmed by web content. The regulator’s chief executive,…

UK issues ‘No Brexit deal’ broadcast guidance

UK issues ‘No Brexit deal’ broadcast guidance

Although it suggests that scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU…

BBC’s Hall: “Streaming services require regulation”

Tony Hall, the BBC’s director general, is this week preparing to call for video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon to be regulated to the same extent as the…

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